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Facebook CEO preaches 'connectivity' gospel at Peru summit Facebook CEO preaches 'connectivity' gospel at Peru summit
- November 20, 2016

Several of the highest-rated comments on Zuckerberg's post were positive, with this idea from George Papa ranking near the top: "If people had a bit of brain and did some research on their own when they read something that does not sound right .we would not have this problem". (more...)
Best Buy gives us an early look at holiday deals
- November 20, 2016

Having said that, we saw past year that Argos kept going down through its Black Friday sales, so it's certain to happen again tomorrow - especially if the website is unable to handle demand today, which is less busy than tomorrow will be . (more...)
Saudi-led coalition begins 48-hour truce in Yemen
- November 20, 2016

A Saudi Arabia-led coalition supporting Yemen's government against Houthi rebels has declared a 48-hour ceasefire to begin on Saturday, according to local media. The US chief diplomat had said after meeting with Houthi negotiators in Oman that they were ready to observe the ceasefire plan. Six attempts to reach a cease-fire in war-torn Yemen have failed, including a three-day truce in October that fell apart shortly after coming into effect. (more...)
Hazard's form has helped Chelsea - Conte
- November 20, 2016

Kurt Zouma will continue to work on his match fitness with another run out for the under-23′s on Monday so isn't back in the frame for a return to the first team squad just yet. Conte has assured us that Oscar is still in his plans, and to some it would be completely believable. "Every single player has his quality in this system". (more...)
New Zealand evacuates quake-hit town, fears of Wellington building collapse
- November 20, 2016

It triggered a tsunami alert that sent thousands of coastal residents fleeing for higher ground. Defence Minister and Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee said the evacuees have been taken to Christchurch , where authorities had been helping make arrangements for affected tourists. (more...)
Zika loses emergency status, remains a threat
- November 20, 2016

The Zika virus continued to spread where mosquitos carrying the virus thrive. "I think the worldwide response to Zika has been lethargic, and with WHO's action to call off the global emergency, it has provided reason for governments and donors to pull back even more ", said Gostin, as reported . (more...)
Once-in-a-Lifetime Supermoon Over Connecticut Sunday, Monday Night Once-in-a-Lifetime Supermoon Over Connecticut Sunday, Monday Night
- November 20, 2016

The supermoon also means a stronger high tide, something that gets surfers giddy with excitement, not only at the prospect of riding bigger waves, but doing so at night. That larger surface area means a supermoon reflects nearly a third more light than when the moon is farthest from earth. Thus, the Earth, moon and sun are all aligned with the moon as close to the Earth as possible. (more...)
Durga devotees get the best view of Supermoon Durga devotees get the best view of Supermoon
- November 19, 2016

The reason the distance varies is the moon's slightly elliptical orbit. Professional astronomers were at the ready at observatories across the region to explain the phenomenon to curious members of the public. Spectators lined up in France, Israel and Germany to watch the moon rise behind famous monuments like the Eiffel Tower, Dormition Abbey, and the Brandenburg Gate. (more...)
Authorities investigate footage of tram driver 'asleep' Authorities investigate footage of tram driver 'asleep'
- November 19, 2016

A tram driver who appears to fall asleep at the wheel in a video filmed by a commuter has been suspended. The witness who captured the dozing driver told the Sun: 'I was incredulous when I saw him. He said: "At the time I didn't want the guy to lose his job". A spokesman for rail company FirstGroup said: "The driver involved in the video has been removed from duty pending the outcome of the investigation". (more...)
Louisville Plant Trump Takes Credit For Saving Wasn't Planning A Move
- November 19, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump claimed credit on Thursday for keeping a Ford plant in Kentucky from moving to Mexico. Lee DiVito writes in the Metro Times that publications like the Washington Post and New York Times quickly pointed out there were never any plans for Ford to move the entire plant to Mexico. (more...)
Chilly weekend ahead with flurries in the forecast Chilly weekend ahead with flurries in the forecast
- November 19, 2016

Pretty nice for mid-November, right? Winds will also pick up Friday night into Saturday with sustained wind gusts at 15-20 miles per hour with a chance of them reaching 30 miles per hour. and a high temperature of 66. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Friday night: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. (more...)
Crazy Xbox One deal in South Africa on Black Friday
- November 19, 2016

So this begs the questions, should you wait for the Xbox Scorpio or get your hands on the PS4 Pro right now to fulfill your 4K gaming desires? To make things easier for you, we have compared the Black Friday deals for the Xbox One and will be sharing it below. (more...)
Baby monkey adopts herd of goats in China Baby monkey adopts herd of goats in China
- November 19, 2016

A baby monkey formed an unexpected familial bond with a herd of goats living in eastern China. Startled by the farmer the monkey jumped on the back of one of his goats. He said the animals are inseparable as if the monkey has decided the goat is its new mother. For the past few days, the baby monkey has changed goats and rides with them while they are out grazing. (more...)
Vladimir Putin says Russia works to develop new weapons
- November 19, 2016

It is a military superpower. With German Chancellor Angela Merkel standing beside him, he said that Russian Federation "has influence in the region and it has influence around the world and, in order to solve the problems around the world, it is in our interests to work with Russian Federation and obtain their cooperation". (more...)
China strikes back at Trump's claims of global warming being a hoax China strikes back at Trump's claims of global warming being a hoax
- November 19, 2016

As Bloomberg reports, China's Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said Wednesday that it was Republican U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. A top Chinese diplomat noted in a briefing with reporters that two former Republican U.S. presidents were originally behind global climate change work, not China. (more...)
U.S. president-elect settles Trump University lawsuits U.S. president-elect settles Trump University lawsuits
- November 19, 2016

And while the President-elect does not admit to any wrongdoing in the agreement, Patrick Coughlin, one of the plaintiffs' attorneys, told the New York Daily News that the amount of money "speaks to the merits of the claims that we had". A hearing for one of the lawsuits, in a federal court in San Diego , had been scheduled for today. The settlement will pay Trump University students who were part of the class action at least 55 percent of their damages, the plaintiffs' San Diego , ... (more...)
Fabric reportedly in talks with council and police to reopen Fabric reportedly in talks with council and police to reopen
- November 19, 2016

The nightspot closed earlier this year after its licence was revoked following the deaths of two teenagers after taking drugs at the club. A review was sparked after 18-year-olds Ryan Browne and Jack Crossley died after taking ecstasy at the club on June 26 and August 6. (more...)
Trump fears push nations at Morocco talks
- November 19, 2016

Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, who will host next year's climate meeting in Germany, appealed to Mr Trump directly to change his mind about the issue. "Our task now is to rapidly build on that momentum, together, moving forward purposefully to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to foster adaptation efforts, thereby benefiting and supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its sustainable development goals", it said. (more...)
Vunipola passed fit to face Fiji at Twickenham
- November 19, 2016

In the short term, however, Vunipola's reported inability to train until at least Thursday is likely to hand Hughes his first worldwide start, giving him additional grounds for gratitude. "We won't just be randomly giving caps to guys who didn't play (against South Africa), I can assure you of that". "There are a few injury concerns which we're sorting through at the moment", said Jones at England's training base in Bagshot, southwest of London , on Thursday. (more...)
President-elect Trump lies about getting Ford to keep auto plant in Kentucky President-elect Trump lies about getting Ford to keep auto plant in Kentucky
- November 19, 2016

Ford Motor Company has issued the following statement: "Today, we confirmed with the President-elect that our small Lincoln utility vehicle made at the Louisville Assembly Plant will stay in Kentucky". Trump has repeatedly criticized Ford over the past 18 months for its plans to move the production of its Ford Focus and Ford C-Max hybrids to Mexico even though almost all other automakers have also built new plants or have been expanding their presence there in recent years. (more...)

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